I am an experienced London based DP/Cinematographer who seamlessly blends a sense of creativity with broad and detailed technical knowledge. For the first ten tears of my career I worked in several London based TV newsrooms but since choosing to become freelance in 1997, I now work on a wide range of projects ranging from award winning documentaries to corporates, commercials, light entertainment and drama.
I am experienced at working solo in terms of filming and recording sound but am equally comfortable directing a large crew shoot. I am skilled at lighting and creating images that really make an impact. In addition, I am always keen to try out new ideas and to push the boundaries of what the budget and technology will allow.
Over the years I have gained a reputation as a competent director and being able to coax the best from professional actors to camera-shy CEOs. Part of my directing skill has developed from my experience as an editor which was honed during my time working in news and which I am still happy to incorporate in the jobs I accept.
Through my company Department 43 Media, I have produced a number of projects for a range of international clients. The challenge of tailoring these projects to a client’s specification is made easier by my ability to tap into the contacts I have built over many years in the industry - a pool of talent from across the UK and Europe - and my detailed knowledge of production techniques.
The company has produced everything from single and multi-camera productions, live broadcasts and streaming/webcasting, as well as event videos.
I have been in the industry since 1988.